Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on November 6, 2012

Navigating NYC in Children’s Books: A Whistle-Stop Tour”

A lecture by Pádraic Whyte, School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511

(Location is wheelchair accessible)

Free and Open to the Public

From Eloise by Kay Thompson. Illustration by Hilary Knight

Façade (deuxième partie)

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 10, 2012

More images from Façade – five glam shots for an article titled “Are You Bionic” styled and shot by Pierre et Gilles!

The Seven Wonders of The World

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on July 20, 2012

. . . and a sale on China, Glass and Linen Goods.

Postcards given away by Arnstein & Bonn, a dry goods merchant at 3rd Avenue and 56th Street

Synthetic talk, Parody, Defacement, No Authority

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 26, 2011

Pages of galley proofs for George W. S. Trow’s landmark essay “Within the Context of No Context”, published in The New Yorker, November 17, 1980.
The working title was “People in the Grid of Two Hundred Million”.

For our God is a consuming Fire.

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 11, 2011

A New-England Primer printed by Benjamin Franklin in 1764.
The New-England primer enlarged. For the more easy attaining the true reading of English. To which is added, the Assemblys catechism. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, in Market-street, 1[7]64

Two elegies

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on June 10, 2010

Two moving poems written to mark the passing of two young sisters in New Hampshire in 1814.
“[An Elegy], Composed on the sudden deaths of Lydia Page Sanborn . . . and Rebecca Sanborn . . .”
by John Paige, Jun. – with a second elegy by Elder Joseph Badger.

Lost in the Woods

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on June 7, 2010

Singular Sufferings of Two Friends, who had lost themselves in an American Forest, York, England, C.Croshaw, Coppergate, [c.1801]
A chapbook telling the tale of two travelers who become lost in upstate New York while searching for honey. This narrative, which ends thankfully with both men  – and their plump canine companion – intact, is a pirated excerpt from St. John de Crevecoeur’s Voyage dans la haute Pensylvanie et dans l’état de New-York (1801), and is put to use to illustrate to British readers the dangers, rather than the appeal, of the beckoning North American frontier.

Bikini Girl

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on April 1, 2010

Issue #3 of Bikini Girl (February 1979), when the L.E.S. was the Lower East Side,
and the Mudd Club was the Mudd Club.
(With paper doll cutouts of Fred and Cindy from the B-52s!!!)

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Baby Party!

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on March 11, 2010

Happy children posing in historical vignettes from themed birthday parties, ca. 1910-1915,
likely in New Jersey. From a “baby book” recording events in the life of
one Helen Mary Stratz, born March 6, 1906, near Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

The Voice of the New Year

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on January 8, 2010

Along with a new stylesheet – (tell us what you think) – we present:
as a special cautionary post for the New Year, the complete text of:

The Warning Clock; or the Voice of the New Year.
New-York: Mahlon Day, 374 Pearl-Street, 1836

Window shopping

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on December 18, 2008

From the Beinecke Digital Library
(http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/)

 

First photo and two photos above: (Van Vechten Photographs) Used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; the permission of the Trust is required to reprint or use Van Vechten photographs in any way. To contact the Trust email: Van Vechten Trust.

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